Hi-Liner Boys and Girls Basketball were in Grand Forks early this week to face the GF Red River Roughriders.
Of the 15 men on their roster, the Roughriders have only two players (both guards) under 6 feet tall. The rest tower above the competition, their tallest a center guard at 6’7”. Despite the height disadvantage, the Hi-Liners stayed with GFRR in terms of rebounding, pulling down 25 to the Roughriders’ 26; however, GFRR was a hot-shooting team all night, 11 for 21 (52%) from the arc and 37 of 63 (59%) from the field. One of Valley City’s triumphs was their success at the free-throw line, which they were sent to many more times than their opponent, thanks to the Roughriders’ fouling tendency.
The Roughrider ladies put up a strong defense against the Hi-Liners, keeping them under 30 points for the game. The girls weren’t able to score in the first quarter, the first points coming from Brooke Eggermont’s free throws. GFRR, on the other hand, came into the game hot to trot, racking up 27 points int he first half to the Hi-Liners’ 11. Grand forks continued to run away with their lead, hitting 24 of 55 from the field.
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